Learning Objectives of the Bachelor Program

Digitalization is one of the core tasks of economic development in Lower Saxony and beyond. Understanding the key concepts in relation to their future application is essential for successful implementation. Thus, students of the Bachelor program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES develop theoretical and scientific fundamentals as well as technical and practical competences.

Students are trained at the interface of digitalization emerging from computer science and the fields of application. All students start with a basic semester, which comprises the fundamentals of computer science, interdisciplinary basics of scientific work and project management as well as an overview of the fields of application. The subsequent four semesters focus on the fundamentals of computer science and mathematics which will be increasingly supplemented by a field of application. At the end of the Bachelor program, this field of application will be the major. Students choose their individual field of application before the start of the second semester.

From the 1st semester, students complete study-related projects. The “project pillar” continues from the 1st to the 5th semester and enables students to put the theoretical course contents into practice (from computer science and their field of application). The first three semester projects focus on the fundamentals while the digitalization projects of the 4th and 5th semester are aimed at the respective field of application.

Graduates should confidently apply the knowledge, skills and abilities developed during their studies to solve problems in their working environment. All necessary competences in addition to abstract and analytical thinking will be developed in this program.

Competencies

The Bachelor program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES aims for students to develop fundamental interdisciplinary, technical and methodological competences of computer science and a selected field of application. Students are to become qualified and responsible digitalization specialists. The Bachelor program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES enables students to make scientifically sound decisions and qualifies them to take up continuous studies.

The following competences are addressed:

  • Applying scientific methods and new findings to practice-relevant problems and/or efficiently using modern technologies
  • Understanding and evaluating technical, economic, political, social and legal framework conditions
  • Critical thinking and making rational and ethically justifiable decisions
  • Discussing topics and problems with colleagues and logically and convincingly explaining decisions
  • Collaborating interdisciplinarily and at different levels and growing into responsible leaders.

Skills

One key feature of the Bachelor program is the high proportion of project work which conveys interdisciplinary thinking and acting upon the graduates. Applying scientific methods, graduates should be able to detect and derive different challenges at the interface of computer science and a field of application, and model and implement innovative solutions.

Students of this program develop the following skills:

  • Exploring, comparing and evaluating existing processes and systems
  • Fathoming, choosing, applying and analyzing design and implementation methods for systems and processes
  • Grasping interdisciplinary technical and economic problems and questions
  • Abstracting and modeling interdisciplinary technical and economic problems and questions
  • Compiling and interpreting relevant primary and secondary data, and using specialized sources of information

Knowledge

Due to the course contents and the high practice-orientation of teaching, graduates of the study program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES are able to quickly adapt to the working environment and the task fields of a company. The fundamental knowledge in chosen fields should enable graduates to actively participate in corporate projects and tasks.

Students develop the following knowledge:

  • Broad basic knowledge and overview of selected areas of mathematics and computer science
  • Broad basic knowledge and overview of fundamental engineering topics
  • Broad basic knowledge and overview of fundamental fields of economics and law
  • Integrative knowledge of coordination, communication, methodology and management
  • Fundamental knowledge of empirical and scientific work